Issue 17 – Springtime Inspiration
Here is a sample of the contents from Issue 17, which includes more than 80 great springtime ideas to inspire you to get creative. This egg-cellent issue is packed with dozens of fun crafts and activities for you and your children to enjoy; including Easter makes, Mothering Sunday cards and gift ideas, World Earth Day, cookery, Ancient Greece, pet care and RSPCA Week. We also take a look at some of the best diversity and inclusion products on the market to aid you in your setting. Plus all the regular sections, such as Reading Corner, ‘4 ways with . . .’ and £100’s of fabulous books, toys and resources to be won!
0 – 5 years
Concentrating on texture and sensory stimulation, projects in this group include:
CHEEKY CHICK – Funky foam and feathers are all that’s needed to create a cute Easter greeting.
EASTER CROWN – A simple Easter hat to help you get ahead with this year’s Easter parade.
EASTER EGG BISCUITS – Seasonal biscuits that children will love to decorate.
A FLOWER FOR MUMMY – This personal gift for Mother’s Day will help children explain their feelings.
ORIGAMI BUTTERFLY – Enhance co-ordination skills with some simple paper-folded butterflies.
PET PUPPET & KENNEL – Make your own puppy and kennel from recycled materials.
ANIMAL SPOON PUPPETS – Create simple springtime puppets great for imagination and role-play.
FUN VEGETABLE PRINTING – Use vegetables to print pictures – great for exploring different textures.
5 – 7 years
Fun crafting projects to make with children in Key Stage 1, include:
SAINT GEORGE & THE DRAGON – Make some simple costumes and act out Saint George’s heroic adventures.
MOTHER’S DAY GIFT POTS – Decorate little flowerpots and fill with tasty treats just for mum.
EASTER EGG RACE GAME – A simple literacy game to help memory skills and animal knowledge.
SUNSHINE TOAST – Eggs on toast have never been so creative or delicious!
HATCH A CARD! – Take some scraps of paper and make some peek-a-boo Easter cards.
FEATHERED FRIENDS – Turn polystyrene eggs into funky Easter chicks using paint and feathers.
LET’S GO WILD! – Go collage crazy with a simple wildlife picture. Great for nature studies.
7 – 11 years
Great ideas for older kids to make and do:
HOLE PUNCH PETS – Celebrate National Pet Month by making some amazing pet pictures.
WORLD EARTH DAY – Fun projects and activities to help children understand the importance of saving the earth’s resources.
POP-UP GREETINGS – Unusual Mother’s Day cards – ideal for older children to make by themselves.
ANCIENT GREECE – Learn about the Ancient Greeks and how they shaped our lives today.
CUTE COSIES – Make sure your boiled eggs don’t go cold this Easter with some easy-to-sew rabbit egg cosies.
IT’S A TRICKY BUSINESS – Four great April Fool’s tricks that will educate as well as amaze!
SPRING COLLAGES – Grab those scraps of fabric and create collages that capture springtime.